May 12, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Anticipating ‘fishing opener’

  Brad Anderson and his son, fiveyear old Keller, practice casting their lines at Orv’s Landing in rural Staples, along the Crow Wing River. They’ll have a chance to fish ‘for real’ this weekend, during Minnesota’s fishing opener. More...

Special Sections

Crow Wing Currents

Five PHS students graduating with ‘Honors with Distinction’

Five seniors at Pillager High School will graduate May 27, with ‘Honors with Distinction.’ Each had a Grade Point Average of 3.7 or higher.  More...

Drug investigation leads to nine arrests

Nine people are in custody following an investigation by the Central MN Drug and Gang Task Force with the assistance of the Morrison and Todd County Sheriff’s Offices, along with the Little Falls Police Department.  More...

Seminary speaker at Bethany Lutheran, Cushing

Bethany Lutheran Church of Cushing will welcome Dr. David Lose of Luther Seminary in St. Paul for Bethany’s worship service Sunday, May 22.  Dr. More...

Letters

Senior LinkAge

Funding cuts in Senate File 760 will lead to a severe reduction in services provided by the Senior Link- Age Line. More...

Pillager Referendum

As Pillager School District’s referendum vote nears, it becomes increasingly more important to understand what this really means for the district. More...

Food Shelf

The March Annual Campaign for the Staples Area Food Shelf was very successful. It was down from the last few years, with the economy the way it is, it’s understandable. More...

Life Currents

Hello World

BIRTHS REPORTED AT LAKEWOOD HEALTH SYSTEM HOSPITAL INCLUDED:   Born to Nicole Larson and Nicholas Stallman of Pine River, a baby boy, Dylan William weighing six pounds, four ounces on May 2, 2011.  Born to Charles and Danell Eggert of Brain More...

Auxiliary/Post dinner

Poppy Day, Memorial Day plans

The Ivan V. Sarff American Legion Post 70 of Staples and the Ivan V. Sarff American Legion Auxiliary Unit 70, held their biannual dinner May 4, at the Lion’s building in Staples. Over 40 members attendaned.  More...

Birthdays

75 years

Arlene (Pankratz) Fraser is celebrating her 75th birthday in May. Her family will host an open house in her honor in the Sunroom at the Lake George Municipal Complex, St. More...

Sports

Cardinals come through in clutch

Tomann, Roline, Holst, McGillivray added to list of season heroes

After winning two games in the final inning early this season, the Staples Motley softball team had more late inning heroics to win two games this past week, then saw their best batting performance to win a third.  More...

Baseball team earns first win

The Staples Motley baseball team won a game this week, but lost two others. More...

Tennis team putting talent together

The Cardinal boys tennis team has been very busy now that the season has gotten past some weather issues, music tour, and Prom. More...

Sewing and other business developing in Todd County

Long Prairie facility could hire 20 to 25 people

Good economic development news was on the agenda for the Todd County Commissioners at their meeting May 3. More...

Dollars for Scholars to hit $1 mil. mark

Some time on Wednesday, May 18, a Staples Motley student will walk away with the millionth dollar in scholarships handed out by the local Dollars for Scholars program. More...

 

News

Leadercast draws a crowd

More than 260 people attended the Leadercast broadcast at the Staples Motley High School gymnasium on May 6. More...

Rollover on Thunder Road

On May 8, around 3:30 p.m., Staples Police assisted Todd County Sheriff’s Office with a one vehicle rollover on Thunder Road on the west side of Dower Lake. More...

30th Conference on Aging at CLC

The Staples campus of Central Lakes College will host “ On the Road to a Healthier You,” the 30th Conference on Aging, Wednesday, June 1 from 8 a.m. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Budget would stall slowly churning economic engine

Minnesota lawmakers are putting finishing touches on a conservative-crafted budget that could toss the state back to the brink of recession, further kick the foundation out of housing prices and speed rural Minnesota’s out-migration.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Current Happenings

Plans are underway for ‘2011 Relay for Life’

People from the Staples Motley area are invited to help in the fight against cancer at the ‘14th Annual Relay for Life’ event scheduled for Friday, June 10, in Staples.  More...

Ribbons for survivors

Members of the Staples Area Bosom Buddies (Breast Cancer) Support Group met at the Stomping Grounds in Staples May 9, to make ribbons for cancer survivors. More...

Menus

Senior Nutrition Program  Anyone is welcome to a wholesome, nutritious meal at the nutrition site. Suggested donation: $3.50. Just call the phone number below between 8: 30 a. m. and noon the day before for reservations. More...

Obituaries

Kenneth Koltes

Kenneth R. Koltes, 62, of Apache Junction, Ariz., formerly of Motley, died April 29, 2011.  Funeral services were held May 6, at the St. More...

Daniel Letvin

Daniel Letvin, 82, of Kief, N.D. died May 3, 2011, at his son’s home in Minot, N.D.  Funeral services were held May 6, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Butte, N.D. More...

James Cunningham

James John Cunningham, 54, of Shoreview, died April 29, 2011 after a train accident near Cartingan Junction, Shoreview.  Funeral services were held May 4 at St. More...

Public Notices - Free Access

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF TODD DISTRICT COURT SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT CASE TYPE: DECLARATORY JUDGMENT

WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.,  Plaintiff, vs STATE OF MINNESOTA, DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, MOTOR VEHICLE DIVISION; LARRY ARTHUR BJORSTROM, VICKI LYNN BJORSTROM, KEYES DAVID BURGESS, KRISTI MARIE BURGESS, JOHN DOE and MARY ROE,  Defendants.&nbs More...

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE PRIVATE

THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage More...

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

Date: March 29, 2011  YOU ARE NOTIFIED THAT:  More...